How many different Geforce FX 5600s are there?

I am interested in purchasing 2 Geforce Fx 5600 Ultras (Thatis the best bang for buck card for gaming, right?) THG Video GUide says to look out tfor the "old" 5600 Ultras because they are clocked 50 MHz slower than the new 5600 Ultras. How many different 5600s are there? I assume there is an "old 5600" and the new 5600 is the exact same thing as the 5600 Ultras. I assume there are htree different ones in this series or more, How do I tell them all apart? Any help would be appreciated. Also, if you know of a better value card, let me know (I wish I could have gotten the 9500 Pro).

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  1. quote/(Thatis the best bang for buck card for gaming, right?)/quote.

    actually, the best bang for buck card would probably be a 9700non pro, or a 9500Pro.
    However, if you are an absolute Nvidia fan (can't see why you'd be one....), then yes, you want the fx 5600 rev 2. There are only two types, a fx 5600 and a fx 5600 ultra. If you get one of these cards, make sure you get the rev.2

    however, i would stronly suggest you get a radeon card, the above mentioned
  2. then that makes it four gfx5600 versions. 2 old rev.1 and 2 new rev.2 geforcefx cards.

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  3. easily said

    GeForce FX 5600
    GeForce FX 5600Ultra
    GeForce FX 5600Ultra Rev 2

    there are no revision 2 for 5600 non-Ultras

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  4. Thanks for the insightful tinput. However, I am no ATI/NVIDIA FanAtic or Inviot. IF you would have read my post further you would have seen that I would have preffered the hte Radeon 9500 Pro, but they are rare to find if even available anywhere at all. By the way what are some prices that you would cards there suggest a good price for those cards and where to find a reasonably-priced trustworthy vendor for them(hopefully with a warrenty), Is Pricewatch reliable? I noitce in the overly brief descriptions of hardware sold at Pricewatch essential details are often left out of the descriptions the the Memory clock or the GPU clore clock etc.

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  5. oh!, i don't know that.

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  6. (jedi force) u will buy the FX5600Ultra Rev 2 (/jedi force)

    LOL

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    I'd get a nVidia GeForce FX 5900Ultra... if THEY WOULD CHANGE THAT #()#@ HSF
  7. Just to remind everyone the R9600Pro is still cheaper than most FX5600Ultras (either one).

    However the FX5600U-R.2 is also a good choice if you can find it for the same price.


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